I'm not the hippopotamus I think I am when I'm comparing myself to Blake Lively.
Some crocodile or hippopotamus crawling through the rushes might craunch the babe.
"I don't believe you ever had a $100 bill," growled the hippopotamus.
It is all right for a giraffe to be sentimental, but not a hippopotamus.
Why not ask Farmer Green to shoot off the tail of the hippopotamus?
I know our swamp as a hippopotamus might, or—to stick to plain Yankee creatures—a mud turtle.
I've had—call it hippopotamus on the chest this two months, and you'll about hit the mark.
In hippopotamus the skull though essentially like that of the pig is much modified in detail.
The hide of the hippopotamus is used by the natives for many purposes.
Their prey is soon secured, for the well-aimed harpoon has done its work, and the hippopotamus is soon forced to succumb.
1560s, from Late Latin hippopotamus, from Greek hippopotamus "riverhorse" (earlier ho hippos ho potamios "the horse of the river"), from hippos "horse" (see equine) + potamos "river, rushing water" (see potamo-). Replaced Middle English ypotame (c.1300), which is from the same source but via Old French. Glossed in Old English as sæhengest.
Ypotamos comen flyngynge. ... Grete bestes and griselich ["Kyng Alisaunder," c.1300]